Updated post #30 - RIP buddy - Prayers and jingles request
I'm not looking for a miracle here but just some peace for my old Murphy.
We were tackling his UTI with antibiotics but he just didn't seem to be getting better. Last night was a bad night for him, as starting yesterday morning, he completely stopped eating (his appetite has been waning for the past 10 days or so). All night, he was restless and howling and just terribly uncomfortable.
My vet is not open on the weekend so off to the specialty vet ER we went this morning.
It's so much worse than I thought. If I'd been smart, I'd have let him go down there. But the vet thought he could be kept comfortable for a few days so I could bring him home to let him go.
He has liver cancer. I'm still a bit in shock. He's 19 so while I could pursue what it is and we could do chemo, I just can't put him through all that. He is terrible at the vet and today was miserable enough for him.
Right now, he's wrapped in a towel, cradled in my arms and lap. He had to be sedated and he's still a bit out of it.
My heart is breaking for what I have to do. Please say a few and jingle a few for Murphy to be comfortable as we get ready to say good-bye.